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Assembly of First Nations National Chief to Meet with Premiers

  July 14, 2015 Assembly of First Nations National Chief to Meet with Premiers (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde will join other national Aboriginal leaders at a meeting with Premiers and Territorial Leaders in advance of the Council of Federation meeting taking place this week in Newfoundland. DATE: Wednesday […]

by ahnationtalk on July 14, 2015455 Views

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The Government of Canada takes action to establish an effective whole-of-government approach to modern treaty implementation

July 13, 2015 – Ottawa, ON – Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada Improving the implementation of modern treaties contributes to enabling Aboriginal communities to access development opportunities that create jobs, economic growth and prosperity The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, today announced measures to strengthen Canada’s approach to the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 14, 2015278 Views

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AFN National Chief Commends Alberta Premier for Efforts to Implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

  AFN National Chief Commends Alberta Premier for Efforts to Implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples OTTAWA, July 10, 2015  – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde commented today on Alberta Premier Rachel Notley’s letter instructing her cabinet to conduct a review of all provincial policies, programs and […]

by ahnationtalk on July 10, 2015805 Views

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Greens Support Ontario Chiefs’ Policy Initiatives at AFN Annual Gathering

Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP (Saanich – Gulf Islands), attended the 36th Annual Assembly of First Nations’ (AFN) General Assembly in Montreal yesterday. Ms. May delivered a speech to the General Assembly and was the only federal party leader to receive a standing ovation. WireService.ca Media Release (07/09/2015) Ottawa, […]

by ahnationtalk on July 10, 2015377 Views

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Truth and Reconciliation report coming soon to Canadian bookstores

TORONTO, July 9 2015   – The Truth and Reconciliation report will be appearing on bookstore shelves across Canada in late July. The report was released digitally on June 2 in Ottawa. It is being published in paperback by James Lorimer & Company of Toronto. It will arrive at Chapters, Indigo, and independent booksellers the week […]

by ahnationtalk on July 10, 2015418 Views

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WSMNO Spokesperson attends WMN National General Assembly

From May 22 to 24, Sharon McBride, Provisional Council of the Métis Nation of Ontario (PCMNO) Vice-Chair and Spokesperson for the Women’s Secretariat of the Métis Nation of Ontario (WSMNO), attended the Women of the Métis Nation (WMN) National General Assembly in British-Columbia. She was among fifty delegates representing all five Métis governments within the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 10, 2015349 Views

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First Nations Mobilizing to Drive Reconciliation and “Close the Gap” as Assembly of First Nations Annual General Assembly Closes in Montreal

  First Nations Mobilizing to Drive Reconciliation and “Close the Gap” as Assembly of First Nations Annual General Assembly Closes in Montreal MONTRÉAL, July 9, 2015  – First Nation leaders, youth and Elders from across Canada concluded the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) 36th Annual General Assembly in Montreal today with a renewed commitment to […]

by ahnationtalk on July 9, 2015577 Views

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Drop in investor confidence following Alberta’s 2007 royalty review offers lessons for Notley government

July 9, 2015 CALGARY— If history is any indication, the NDP government’s review of Alberta’s energy royalty regime could serve as a deterrent to new investment in that province’s oil and gas industry, finds a study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian policy think-tank. “While the Notley government is delivering on a campaign […]

by ahnationtalk on July 9, 2015318 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Closing the Gap: Advancing First Nations Well-Being & Human Rights

Credits: Assembly of First Nations Published on Jul 7, 2015 Tawaw kahkiyaw, okimâwak, nâpewak, iskwewak, kêhtêak, oskâyak. Okimaw piyisiw awasis nitisihkason. Miyo kisikaw anoch. It is now 6 months into my term as National Chief and the first time we are gathering since that election. I want to thank all of you once again for […]

by ahnationtalk on July 9, 2015595 Views

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Sharon McIvor delivers FAFIA Statement in the UN Human Rights Committee July 6, 2015

In anticipation of Canada’s sixth periodic review by the United Nations Human Rights Committee from July 7-8, representatives from Canadian civil society organizations gave statements before the Committee this morning in Geneva. Sharon McIvor spoke on behalf of FAFIA. Read the full statement below. Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action Statement for Formal Meeting with […]

by ahnationtalk on July 7, 2015327 Views

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